CIPS Fellow Nigel Sussman has announced he wants to use his "real world experience" to improve government, having been selected as a candidate for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) for the 2015 UK general election.
Sussman, managing director at High Court Collections, will be hoping to win the seat of Westminster North, currently held by Karen Buck for Labour with a 2,126 majority. In the 2010 general election UKIP came sixth in the constituency behind the BNP and the Green Party.
"Procurement has risen over the years to become recognised as a strategic function of companies around the world. With the numerous challenges that are facing our country at present, I would like the opportunity to bring my real world experience to bear across the silos of government," he said.
Sussman is a former commercial director at JBW Group and he previously worked in the cost leadership team at Lloyds Banking Group and in group purchasing at Nationwide. He also served as a member of CIPS Congress, representing the south of England.
In a biography on the High Court Collections website it says Sussman has “over seven years experience in the bailiff and law enforcement business” and “throughout his career Nigel has worked for leading global organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, BP, Barclays and NCR Corporation”.